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First video of Martin Freeman in FX’s Fargo

Lester Nygard’s life is about to ‘tumble’ out of control….     Fargo, the 10-part television adaptation of the Coen brothers brilliant film, is set to premiere on FX April 15. While I shouldn’t be excited about this, the thought that Martin Freeman (Sherlock, The Hobbit, Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy) is taking the lead […]

Taking a ‘Sherlock’ tribute to new heights

While Downton Abbey parodies have been endless, there have been few spoofs/parodies/tributes to the greatness of Sherlock. One truly brilliant effort was the recent Sherlock: The Musical. As evidenced by the following video tribute, you almost have to be as much of a fan as were series creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss. Creators Albert […]

‘Mr. Selfridge’ commissioned for 3rd series

With respect to telly drama, 2014 is becoming quite the poster child for the phrase, ‘when it rains, it pours’. Just this past week drama lovers learned that, following this weeks season ending episode of Call the Midwife, there would be a fourth series of the hit BBC period drama featuring the nuns of Nonnatus […]

The Bachelor meets the Ladies of Downton Abbey

Aside from the greatness of Jimmy Fallon, Funny or Die and SNL, there have been few other Downton Abbey parodies that were absolutely spot on. Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water, along comes Brilliance.com and their mashup of Downton Abbey and The Bachelor. See for yourself what happens […]

So, you want to be the next Hercule Poirot?

After watching the brilliant Sir David Suchet for the last 25+ years lend his excellence to the creation of Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot, it would be hard to imagine anyone even attempting to re-create perfection should another Poirot series materialize somewhere, someday. Of course, I said the same thing in the 1980′s when finding it […]

It’s more ‘Death in Paradise’ for the island of Saint-Marie

Pretty soon, they are going to stop calling the quiet little fictional island of Saint-Marie in the Caribbean anything close to paradise. You certainly don’t want to be up for the job of the police department’s lead inspector next time it comes open as they don’t seem to leave the island….well, breathing. You’ll remember that […]

New Agatha Christie mysteries headed to BBC One

Following up Fridays announcement from Ben Stephenson, Controller of BBC Drama Commissioning, that Call the Midwife had been commissioned for a 4th series, comes some equally as brilliant news regarding new Agatha Christie adaptations. Historically, Christie’s two greatest creations, Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot, have transmitted on ITV in the UK. In announcing the details […]

BBC commissions new series of ‘Call the Midwife’ as PBS set to begin series 3 on March 30

The BBC confirmed Friday that the nuns of Nonnatus House will return for another series in 2015. This is brilliant news as the sun sets on Poplar with the final episode of series 3 airing Sunday, 9 March on BBC One. The hit period drama series which is set in London’s East End will dive […]

BBC1 to adapt ‘Poldark’ for 2015

Longtime BBC and PBS viewers will no doubt remember Robin Ellis in the title role as British officer Captain Ross Poldark, who returns to his native Cornwall after the American Revolutionary War in the late 18th century. Based on the novels written by Winston Graham, Poldark aired on BBC1 and PBS in the mid-70′s. Considered […]

Minnie Driver auditions for ‘Downton Abbey’ on ‘Ellen’

Before we take a final look at the 2014 BBC Showcase, we pause for a bit of Downton Abbey fun… With the help of Ellen Degeneres, Minnie Driver is one step closer to fulfilling a lifelong dream (ok, at least a dream that she’s had for the last four years since Downton Abbey began in […]

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